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School of akule surrounding bluefin trevally, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2001. Bluefin trevally are large, aggressive predators. The adults tend to be solitary, but often hunt in groups, as seen here.
Pufferfish (o‘opu hue) with akule, Keauhou Bay, Hawaii, 2006.
Akule ball with eyestripe surgeonfish (palani), Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2000.
Column of akule, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2000. In the upper right, the dim shapes of several ulua can be seen. They are probably responsible for the density of the school.
Filming akule, Keauhou Bay, Hawaii, 2006. Diver Glennon Gingo films a large school looming over him in a dense but agile mass.
Circling akule, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2000.
Great barracudea (kaku) surrounded by akule, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2002. The school opens up for a barracuda.
Akule pinwheel, Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 2000. A small school circles counterclockwise, probably feeding on tiny creatures stirred up from the bottom.
Pattern of akule, Kealakekua Bay, Hawai, 2002.
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